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Basketball 'Canes wrap up the first semester with wins

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up wins against the Crandall University Chargers in Moncton, New Brunswick on Monday night in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season play.  The ‘Canes women earned the 77-53 victory, before the Hurricanes men defeated the Chargers 81-70.

In the women’s game, the ‘Canes jumped out to a 24-11 lead after the first quarter and would extend it to 45-23 at the half. The second half was closely contested with the ‘Canes holding their lead on the way to a 24-point victory.

Aki Kobayashi led the way offensively for the Hurricanes with 22 points with Sophie Atkinson adding 12 and Courtney Rissling coming off the bench to score 11.

Kassandra Little chipped in with nine points and six rebounds in the game while Danielle McKinnon added seven points and Ashley Plaggenhoef had a team-high, seven rebounds.

The ‘Canes improve to 4-2 on the season with the victory and are now tied with University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils for third place in the conference; the Chargers fall to 0-7 on the year.

In the men’s game, the Hurricanes held a slim 20-16 lead after one quarter but a strong second propelled them to a 45-26 lead at the half. The Chargers would scrape a point off the lead in the third quarter, making it 62-44 heading to the fourth. The ‘Canes would hold on in the fourth to pick up the 11-point win.

Bryce Corless hit seven threes on route to a team-high, 27 points for the ‘Canes. Jordan Holness and Jayden McMullen each had 12 points with Marc Hofer adding 11 off the bench.

Holness had seven rebounds with Corless adding four and four players hauling in three in the win.

The Hurricanes improve to 4-2 on the season and are now in a three-way tie for second in the ACAA with the STU Tommies (4-2) and Chargers (4-3).

The men’s and women’s Hurricanes will return to action on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Moncton versus the Chargers. Their next home games are on Sunday, January 12 versus the Chargers once again, this time at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.

For more information on ACAA basketball visit www.ACAA.ca.

Connect with the basketball Hurricanes by visiting www.twitter.com/caneswbball, www.twitter.com/caneswbball and www.instagram.com/hurricanesbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2019